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Hack the Snap Circuits Rover 



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Hack the Snap Circuits Rover 

Written By: KRA5H 

SUMMARY 

Snap Circuits is an educational toy that teaches electronics with solderless snap-together 
electronic components. Each component has the schematic symbol and a label printed on its 
plastic case that is color coded for easy identification. They snap together with ordinary 
clothing snaps. The components also snap onto a 10 X 7 plastic base grid analogous to a 
solderless breadboard. There are several Snap Circuits kits that range from a few simple 
circuits to the largest kit that includes 750 electronic projects. 

All the kits include manuals printed in color with easy to follow diagrams to assemble the 
projects. The illustrations for each project look almost exactly like what the components will 
look on the base grid when finished. Because the electronic symbol is printed on each 
electronic component, once the project is completed, it will look almost exactly like a printed 
electronic schematic. 

Elenco does not currently have a Snap Circuits programmable robot product. I find this 
surprising since Elenco has developed the Snap Circuits Rover, which is a remote controlled 
rover, and the Snap Circuits Micro that teaches you how program the PICAXE 
microcontroller and how to build circuits for the PICAXE, but Elenco has yet to develop a 
product that combines the PICAXE with the Snap Circuits Rover. 



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Hack the Snap Circuits Rover 



Step 1 — Hack the Snap Circuits Rover 




• In this article you will learn how to 
hack the Snap Circuits Rover by 
adding a PICAXE micro controller 
and building a Snap Circuits 
programmable robot. 

• First, you will learn how to install 
the PICAXE Programming Editor 
(the PICAXE is the microcontroller, 
or computer brain for your 
programmable Snap Circuits 
robot). 

• Next, you will learn what a simple 
PICAXE program looks like and 
what it does. 

• Then you will learn about the 
various parts and electronic 
components used to build robot. 

• You will then assemble robot. 

• Finally you will learn how to 
program and test the robot. 

• For the complete set of instructions 
goto: 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack- 
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